ok i recently was browsing Deviantart when i started a conversation with this guy who claims he worked on bionicle. he even provided images of his work
I have been illustrating for the Bionicle edition of Lego, you know..
me: hmm interesting. how recent because bionicle is no longer being done by lego and as such bionicle is done
Ages ago. First generation. If you look at my profile and look closely at my ID, you will see one of the very first series on the right hand side, done in CATIA. It was the one with the chainsaw-weapons; you will know which one ^^
I cannot tell you for which company-branch, because I was only employed and had no direct contact to the customer. I do know, that the construction was for promotional reasons and that it was not data for producing the actual parts. Meaning, it had to look like Bionicle, but it was enough to go as closely as possible. I didn´t work from blue-prints, but from an actual Bionicle I had standing on my desk.
Me: do you mind if i relay this info on a bionicle forum site i am a member of? i'm sure many of the members would be truly interested
You think so?
Well, as long as you keep it strictly like I wrote and you don´t twist it in any form, you have my okay.
By the way: the constructed CAD model was fully functional and if you would have equipped the chainsaw with a motor, it would have worked
Here you are. These are screen shots, of course. Although, this 3D-model is constructed by me in CatiaV5, I will not give away any Catia-Data, nor will I give away any constructional details. BIONICLE is a product line of LEGO GmbH. All rights are with LEGO GmbH - please consider these screenshots as fan-art.
This is the conversation he and i had. just to give a little background and insight
this images may be a bit big so besides the first image i will be including links to the other three
Link to full gallery